In her first statement on yesterday’s police raids against Toronto medical cannabis dispensaries, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said officials had to “take some action.”

“In terms of the dispensaries there’s been a real grey area for a while because the federal government has said they are moving ahead on the legalization of marijuana,” Wynne said. “But municipal bylaws don’t allow what’s been happening in Toronto and I think that the mayor had to take some action.”

The raids resulted in 90 arrests, 186 trafficking charges and 71 proceeds-of-crime charges.

“I’ve maintained all along that, as the federal government brings in the legislation, there’s going to have to be a very clear delineation between how we deal with medical marijuana and how we deal with recreational marijuana,” Wynne said. “That hasn’t happened yet. The line has gotten blurred and that’s why you’re seeing what’s happening in Toronto today.”

Wynne said she hopes the federal government moves quickly on legalization to help local governments implement rules around cannabis.

“I’ve made a suggestion in Ontario about the LCBO, the liquor control board, being the distribution mechanism,” Wynne said. “Whether it’s the LCBO or not, there needs to be some framework in place.”

  • wolfshades

    Why? Why did the mayor “have to take some action?” What was the provocation? Were little kids buying it? Did some pothead yell boo at an elderly person? What?

  • Romanian hacker ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Justin’s crazy aunt strikes again.

  • Réal Guy

    It was only a matter of time, watch out for the proud rise of Justin MiniHarper Trudeau! Not to mention his general Bill G20 Blair, another chameleon.

    Just make sure not to risk being still around when the time comes to assume permanent prejudice caused to his “legaleezation” thing, on a “sunny-transparent” planet Itnoc (In The Name Of Children)!

  • Bob Carter

    Absolutely the stupidest thing they can do, is sell Cannabis with alcohol! Question for Wynne, what happens when a recovering alcoholic want to use Cannabis as a help Aid?? You People are Fukd!

    • sharpin la

      Actually it’s prescribed quite frequently to wean people off other drugs/addictions.

  • terryparkerjr

    Why is’nt the same enforcement exersized on the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, where child abuse is rampant in respect to unauthorized CIA MK-ULTRA lobotomy and brain implant research while under the guise of curing epilepsy? Our cops are not there to serve and protect, only to facilitate this government genocide. and hidden medical child abuse. Terry http://www.thewhyfiles.net/mkultra4.htm#update

  • sharpin la

    WHO CARES CANADA?????? IT’S A PLANT!!!!!!

  • Waldetto

    There really DOESN’T have to be any framework in place, all people need to do is STOP ATTACKING, KIDNAPPING, and HARASSING peaceful people! End the violence!

  • TorontosaurusEx

    Don’t we hear the constant outcries of LGBTQ inclusion, yet when it comes to putting needs of those requiring fair and reasonable access to cannabis, she had no choice but to side with her cronies. Power makes you do things to make you more powerful. Worse than any substance addiction, its intangible and easily concealed. Double standards ALSO exist with openly gay politicians. Human greed trumps all, regardless of gender identity. We are all universally condemned by this pernicious dark trait that often surfaces in all of us.
    Social justice does not satisfy the needs of shareholders & business people;it stands in the way of profits.
    Our Premier is keenly attuned to the needs of her corporate masters.
    Nothing she could do. Honest.